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Topfield TF5000CI

Topfield TF5000CI
alaScore 80

77 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews of Topfield TF5000CI. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Topfield TF5000CI is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Topfield TF5000CI

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Topfield TF5000CI from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Nathan Taylor (goodgearguide.com.au)

Topfield TF5000PVRt Masterpiece

 

USB port, well designed interface

No HD support

Topfield has done nearly everything right with the TF5000PVRt. It's beautifully designed, can talk to PCs and is only lacking when it comes to HDTV.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Nathan Taylor (goodgearguide.com.au)

Topfield TF5000PVRt

 

A dual-tuner SDTV PVR, the Topfield TF5000PVRt is, in fact, a Masterpiece. It's an outstanding product, extremely well engineered and thought out. It ...

USB port, well designed interface

No HD support

Topfield has done nearly everything right with the TF5000PVRt. It's beautifully designed, can talk to PCs and is only lacking when it comes to HDTV.

Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Jeremy Roche (cnet.com.au)

Topfield TF5000PVRt (with ICEguide)

 

Topfield's 120GB PVR combined with IceTV's EPG allows you to easily create your own 60-hour digital video library of free-to-air television.

Two digital tuners allow dual recording and simultaneous playback. 7-day electronic program guide (ICEguide). Easy point-and-click process to schedule recordings. USB file transfer for PC connectivity. Functionality extended with third-party...

EPG needs to be manually updated via USB. Does not take into account live changes to program schedules. Subscription to TF5000PVRt must be paid one year in advance. Doesn't support high definition (HD) channels. 30 seconds skip forward stops working...

Aside from the arduous update process for the ICEguide EPG, the Topfield TF5000PVRt is one of most versalite and user friendly digital recorders we've seen.

Oct, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Topfield TF5000PVRt Masterpiece (Black)

 

Unfortunately most reviews for this product seem to stem from how good this TYPE of product is, not how good the product is. This PVR was meant to be the most reliable out there from all reviews but but was buggy from day 1. The unit continually...

Not much. Relatively user friendly when it works

Unstable and barely useable

Feb, 2011

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Topfield TF5000PVRt (with ICEguide)

 

see above. Not much else to say but easy to use even the wife can use it..

This is so easy to use. Recording, playback and setting. Just so easy compaired to other products

Not much

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Topfield TF5000PVRt (with ICEguide)

 

10 with TAPs

Oct, 2008

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Topfield TF5000PVRt (with ICEguide)

 

Great product

Ease of Use

Hassle taking programs for the Toppy to a computer

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Topfield TF5000PVRt (with ICEguide)

 

I bought this when they first came out and never regretted the price -its one of the best things I've bought.With the ICe tv wireless upgrade its so easy to program. The taps make most things a breeze. Even my nontechnical wife loves the topfield!

Excellent product Too many to list

The only thing wrong is the fast forward -too slow . Hope a tap comes out to fix this

May, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

Topfield TF5000PVRt Masterpiece (Black)

 

Great Product. It has revolutionised the way I watch TV.

Timeshift, dual tuners and lots of space for recording. PIP for sports

Preloaded firmware did not allow dual recording from programmes using the timer. However Topfield support solved this with updated firmware. HDD noisy in playback and time shift mode ; Would like to have inputs (XBOX) able to use PIP function

Jan, 2007

Consumer review (cnet.com.au)

"You won't regret buying it"

 

Each individual feature adds up into a impossible to pass package that I don't see in any other PVR. If you can connect a computer to the Toppy then an amazing array of tasks can be performed.

USB port adds sooo much functionality. EG EPG and ability to get movies onto a computer ; Records (but does not play) in HD format ; TAP programmable time skip ; Hard disk is replaceable/upgradeable with almost all computer hard disks

fast forward too slow ; Time lost on power outage

Sep, 2006

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